Valletta target win to move top

Valletta will be aiming for maximum points on Wednesday as they take on Mosta in one of the four BOV Premier League matches in programme at the Centenary Stadium and the National Stadium.

In the first match at the National Stadium, kick-off at 18:00, Birkirkara take on Hamrun Spartans in a direct clash between two teams challenging for a place in Europe.

The Stripes are unbeaten in four matches and are coming from back-to-back to wins over St. Andrews and Tarxien. Hamrun, on the other hand, held Hibernians in a draw during the weekend after suffering defeats to Mosta and Sliema.

In the first round, Hamrun defeated Birkirkara 2-1.

In the second match at the National Stadium, kick-off at 20:00, Balzan face Gzira United.

Balzan disappointed in recent outings, winning just two out of the last eight matches. In their last two outings, they lost to Valletta, earning a point in a draw with Floriana. Gzira, on the other hand, defeated Qormi and Senglea in their last two outings, lying three points ahead fourth-placed Sliema.

The Maroons defeated Balzan 3-0 in the first round.

In the first match at the Centenary Stadium, kick-off at 18:00, Pietà Hotspurs face Floriana, hoping to bring to an end their losing streak.

The Hotspurs lost the last ten matches and lie at the bottom of the table with ten points. Floriana, on the other hand, share the eighth place on the 22-point mark. They won just one out the last seven matches.

Pietà defeated Floriana 2-1 in the first round.

In the second match at the Centenary Stadium, kick-off at 20:15, Mosta take on Valletta.

A win for the Citizens would give them sole leadership following the Paolites’ 2-2 draw with Sliema on Tuesday. Valletta won six out of the last seven matches. The Blues, on the other hand, won three out of the last five matches but lost 1-3 to Sliema Wanderers in their last outing.

In the first round, Valletta registered a comfortable 5-0 win.